About Us
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The home of friendly bowls


Founded in 1977, we take pride in being the first purpose-built indoor bowling club in the area.


With over 400 members, East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club is a friendly club offering six full length rinks equipped with electronic scoreboards, a licensed bar and restaurant. During the Winter season, we operate some 20 leagues during the week and participate in local, County and National competitions as well as many friendlies. In the Summer we offer a shortened set  of weekly league games.


New members are always welcome and we offer a comprehensive novices programme and have several excelent accredited bowls coaches for old and new member training alike.


All  club facilities are accessible and available for private hire.

What we offer

Leagues


What our internal leagues are, the types of games we play - and the rules we play by - and how teams are managed.


Competitions


What internal competitions we run - and the rules we play by - and which external competitions we challenge for.


Our Facilities

We are very proud of our six full-size rinks which are used not just for internal leagues and competiitions but are often called upon to host  rounds of regional and national competitions between external clubs. Each rink is equipped with its own electronic scoreboard linked into the main scoreboard, together with two that can show external scores when inter-club matches are played at home and away simultaneously.


Licensed Bar


Our fully-licensed bar offersplayers tea, coffee and light snacks through most of the day, plus a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks a certain times of the day.


Our 80-seater Restauant on the first floor, is accessible by lift or stairs has its own bar and offers a viewing area of the bowling rinks.  Meals are served for weekend matches and regular social events.


Available for private functions such as regular meetings, weddings and funerals.

Restaurant/Function Room

Conference Room


Used for regular committee meetings and other small gatherings, our first-floor conference room offer privacy.